Shortly after the announcement was made, T-Mobile CEO John Legere pulled a Kanye West move on Cricket Wireless through Twitter. Legere sent out a tweet through MetroPCS' Twitter account to point out that the new $70 unlimited data plan offered by its rival carrier was actually "charging more for less service." The company then sent out newsletters informing them of why they were not threatened by the new unlimited plan offered by Cricket.
@CricketNation That awkward moment when you try to get users to switch by charging more for less service. #AllWeHearIsCrickets
After reading the fine print, Legere reminds everyone that MetroPCS has long offered an unlimited LTE plan that costs cheaper than the one offered by Cricket. According to the newsletter:
- MetroPCS' Unlimited LTE Plan only costs $60, which is $10 less expensive than Cricket's
- MetroPCS doesn't cap speeds at 4 or 8 Mbps like Cricket does
- MetroPCS' Unlimited LTE Plan includes 8GB of LTE data for mobile hotspot
- Plus, MetroPCS' Unlimited LTE Plan has long been in place unlike Cricket's, which customers will have to wait until Sunday to get.
Source: MetroPCS Twitter